It would not cost you anything to come in and have a look except time and fuel costs you just would not be able to attend any of the panels or talks.RJH wrote:I will be honest, I have never attended a convention either due to work or money issues and on top of that I am sat on the fence about attending one, while I am a huge Discworld fan and have been for best part of 20 years, nothing I have seen or read has convinced me one way or the other to attend one.
While I would love to meet a few of the well known people that is attached to the Discworld and also get some of the collectables that are given/sold at theses events, nothing else really appeals to me, I'm hoping those who are convention regulars can convince me one way or another it is something I would enjoy and is worth me spend over £100 on.
Also a big thanks to Leo Boyd from BackSpindle Games and this forums very own Meekrat for giving me their view point and a few photos of the event here: http://bricksandbooks.co.uk/2011/a-look ... wcon-2011/
Who's Wee Dug wrote:It would not cost you anything to come in and have a look except time and fuel costs you just would not be able to attend any of the panels or talks.
Dotsie wrote:Yes, and parting with your cash is positively encouraged! There's also an auction for very special items, but prices are too crazy for me to join in.
The bar area isn't really pub-like, more hotel foyer-like with tables, a bar, and a coffee bar, and of course the man himself will be hanging around in there a fair bit.
Con isn't for everyone, don't worry if it doesn't appeal. Instead of forcing it on your family, couldn't you drive up for a day by yourself?
meerkat wrote:RJH, the Conventions are for ALL the family, pratchett followers or not. One guy sat in the Sto Plains (reception) and read a book whilst his wife and her friends were at the various entertainments.
There were even babies to teenagers present at ours and they were welcome and made to feel part of it all too!
I suggest you get yourself a day ticket, if they have them at Birmingham, and have a nose around. It's fun, trust me on this, wheether you are a fan or not!
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